Automation + Linear Motion
- Lowers friction, smooth movement over articulating and rolling surfaces
- Increased Lubricity
- Anti Galling / Spalling / Fretting
- High hardness and wear resistance for extended product life
- Absolute Adhesion (will not chip flake or peel)
- Improved corrosion resistance, similar to 440 SS
- Even coating throughout critical geometries
- Thin, precise deposits do not affect geometry, weight, balance
- Attractive satin silver appearance for reduced glare
- Consistent and even appearance with no voids or rack marks (due to expertise with tooling)
- Can run dry for clean room applications
- Nodular surface will retain lubricants in wet applications
- Weld spatter resistant
- Chemical & Detergent Resistant
- 50% better in wear and corrosion over hard chrome
For over 20 years, Armoloy TDC® has been the premier coating for the automation, linear rail and robotics industry. The Armoloy TDC® coating lowers the coefficient of friction of bearing steels, for smoother movement over rolling surfaces, as well as imparting a much higher surface hardness, which improves wear resistance. In addition to reducing dust generation, the coating’s micro-nodular surface finish retains less lubricant for longer periods of time, resulting in a cleaner operation.
The coating’s corrosion-resistance property on bearing steels is equivalent to 440C stainless steel, thus an Armoloy-coated guide or screw is a significantly more cost-effective option than fabricating the same component from stainless steel.
The Armoloy TDC® coating lowers the coefficient of friction of bearing steels, for smoother movement over rolling surfaces, as well as imparting a much higher surface hardness, which improves wear resistance. In addition to reducing dust generation, the coating’s micro-nodular surface finish retains less lubricant for longer periods of time, resulting in a cleaner operation. Armoloy is also proven for dry lubricant applications.
At a precise .0001/.0002″ deposit, Armoloy TDC® maintains machining tolerances and insures a smooth reassembly of the rolling element to the linear guide or ball screw. Armoloy TDC® is USDA approved and FDA compliant.
Testing completed by a major linear motion company showed the Armoloy TDC® coating to outperform typical hard chrome in both corrosion and endurance (wear) by nearly 50%. The test simulated 7 years of real-world use.
With many years experience in linear motion components, Armoloy of Illinois has perfected the science and the art of plating these components. 100% coverage, consistently even deposit, and a satin silver appearance free of rack marks is guaranteed, in addition to improved performance of the component.
Common applications include linear guides (rails) and blocks, balls crews and ball nuts, and geared racks and pinions.
A SOLUTION FOR EVERY APPLICATION
The Armoloy family of coatings are specifically designed to keep machinery and equipment running longer. For increased wear life, reduced friction, protection from corrosion and galling, and many other benefits, Armoloy of Illinois provides a full range of metallic surface coatings to the manufacturing community. High precision is our specialty.
Armoloy provides industry-leading protective metallic coatings that benefit various industries, including food processing/packaging, oil/gas extraction, Aerospace, medical, and nuclear industries, to name a few. Metal surface treatments tailored to these applications must withstand extremely harsh conditions and provide added durability capable of extending the life of components and systems. Our experienced staff can help engineer the right metal finishing solution to your application.
Our proprietary metal surface treatments are fully compliant with the industry's most rigorous requirements and certifications. At less than 170ᵒF, the Armoloy metal finish process is considered a "cold process" that will not distort or anneal coated parts. The Armoloy coatings form a hard protective metallic surface with an absolute bond to the base metal that will not affect part tolerances or balance. This thin, precision coating will improve surface hardness and lubricity while dramatically increasing your coated parts' wear life. Our stringent quality requirements and onsite product testing will ensure your parts meet strict industry standards.
Armoloy offers a variety of coating solutions engineered to solve your coating needs. The Armoloy TDC/XADC coating will not flake, chip or peel from your base material ensuring a safe coating process that is food and medical application safe. Your maintenance and machinery expenses will lessen thanks to the coating's increased wear resistance leading to decreased downtime and replacement costs. Don't settle for traditional metallic plating shortcomings when you can have the Armoloy family of coatings protecting your valuable automated systems and components.